Say what you will about Richard Simmons but dude knows his stuff. I met with him once and he lamented dumbass diets and the Olive Gardenization of America. As he knows, the way to permanent weight loss is through exercise and portion control.
There’s no secret combination. There’s no herbal supplement magic bullet. Much like Richard, the solution isn’t sexy or hip like South Beach on a Friday night. Cabbage soup isn’t involved. Eating buttloads of bacon, macadamia nuts, and other fatty foods isn’t the way to lose the back fat (believe me, I tried). I got nothin’ bad to say about flaxseed oil and cranberry juice, but you also need to downsize from a trough to a bowl. Just a thought.
And while you’re at it, pull on your big-boy nutters and start sweatin’ to the oldies. It won’t be long before you’re in the zone. If you need to lose weight fast, however, you can always give the amputation diet a go.